Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Look out! Its Bonfire Night!
No bonfire, but lots of . . .
. . . well fireworks.
This has nothing to do with boating we simply weren't there - there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest from boaters in making fire and brimstone erupt around the cut or at the marina. Anyway dogs don't like them and towpaths aren't really suited to pyrotechnic displays.
So for the first time in a number of years we had a little display in our back garden. And jolly good it was too, a bit on the light side compared with the public displays, but if you really want to have some fun throwing money away in sparks, smoke and bangs, I could recommend such an evening as we had.
Just think for the cost of only five packets of cigarettes, we had about two hours of colourful if smoky entertainment without having to worry about withdrawal symptoms afterwards.
Derek and Sheila were on assited with the celebrations and Derek was a great help with the handy match and lighted taper. Derek also had a mortar type of firework which would have put the fear into . . . . . no never mind, needless to say that it was quite spectacular!
Minnie and Cain from next came to watch our shenanigans before they and their friend held quite a display of their own - some great rockets!
And Biggles tells us that both wars are over and he is quite happy to stay in bed and ignore all the noise and kerfuffle.